Harrodsburg, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harrodsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Harrodsburg had a population of 8,331 as of July 1, 2017. Harrodsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrodsburg is located at latitude 37.7681 and longitude -84.8488 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrodsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Harrodsburg (GNIS ID: 2403806) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Harrodsburg is located within Harrodsburg Division of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrodsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrodsburg: Harrod's Town, Harrodstown, Hogtown, Old Town.

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Harrodsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,331
Daytime Population: Workers 6,054
Daytime Population: Residents 5,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 8,238
Population in Familes 6,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 1,206
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $33,845
Average Household Income $48,604
Per Capita Income $20,695


Total Housing Units 3,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,128 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,416 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $130,556
Average Home Value $156,276


Total Households 3,544
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,271
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.14%
Households 0.12% 0.19%
Families 0.4% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Harrodsburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrodsburg to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 90th
Population Density # 199 63rd
Diversity Index # 109 80th
Median Household Income # 396 27th
Per Capita Income # 323 40th

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